Sadly, sex trafficking exists in every community throughout the United States, and the St. Louis region is no exception. Ann has led the fight against sex trafficking in the U.S. House of Representatives. As a mother, she believes we have a moral obligation to stop the devastating consequences of sex trafficking, where innocent young men and women are dragged into the abyss of modern day slavery.
In 2015, Congress passed and the President signed a bill that Ann authored called the SAVE Act, which places the strongest possible penalties on the advertising of trafficked children under the age of fourteen. Every year, thousands of American children are at risk of falling victim to human trafficking, and Ann has made it one of her top priorities to fight back in defense of our sons and daughters.